Welcome to the latest edition of our new regular feature ‘Isolation Blues’ whereby we post a playlist of some tracks we’ve been listening to in the last week that have helped to navigate through this strange new landscape. There are seven standard categories (based around the stages of grief) which reflect the range of emotions we go through each week. And we’ll select a track to compliment the mood. Click HERE for a link to the playlist on Spotify.

Plus we’ve recommended a Documentary and a Film to keep you entertained too.

Here are our selections;

1) ‘Shock & Denial’ = Gustavo Santaolalla – Deportation/Iguazu (Babel OST)

2) ‘Pain & Guilt’ = Roots Manuva – Movements

3) ‘Anger’ = Father John Misty – The Ideal Husband

4) ‘Reflection’ = Jose Gonzalez – Teardrop

5) ‘The Upward Turn’ = D’Angelo – Prayer

6) ‘Reconstruction’ = Kaytranada ft. Craig David – Got It Good

7) ‘Acceptance’ = Andrew Wasylyk – Flight of the Cormorant

Documentary of the week = The Last Dance (Netflix)

You don’t have to know anything about basketball or even like it to enjoy this fantastic ten part documentary. The story of Michael Jordan’s rise to a global mega-god, brand ambassador and star of ‘Space Jam’ is engaging throughout (even if it does start out feeling like a puff piece for Jordan). If nothing else, watch it for the size of the blazers being sported throughout the 90’s footage.

Film of the week = Robin Hood (1973, Disney)

Something you can watch with the kids that isn’t saccharine or cheesy, Robin Hood is a classic Disney film that all the family can get involved in. It’s also an interesting reflection of the time it was made with the anti-establishment values and troubadour folk soundtrack of the early 1970’s coming through strongly.

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